Historical advertisements provide a significant and informative perspective on the evolution of modern American and international business and culture. There are hundreds of collectors organizations, countless archives like the Emergence of Advertising in America archive at Duke, seemingly endless exhibits in our universities and institutions like The Smithsonian, and millions of nostalgic collectors and historical decorators who seek original antique and vintage advertising.
Period Paper leads the world in this historical advertising market, with 10's of thousands of original print ads including the most rare and obscure (ads dating back to the 1790's), to the historically significant, to the everyday snapshot or focus of a society, or country, or business at a given time in history.
While tags and categories may help you navigate our collection, starting with a search by keyword is likely the best way to begin.
This is an original 1933 halftone print of a poster for the London Underground Railway with an illustration of Virginia Water, a village in Surrey, England.CONDITIONThis 78+ year old Item... View full product details
"Trans-Andine Railway, Argentina" This is an original 1916 photogravure of a section of track of the Transandine Railway between Argentina and Chile. The photogravure includes a short article about the... View full product details
This is an original 1905 black and white halftone print for the "Great Hill" on Buzzards Bay. This article discusses the future of the land, which is in the process... View full product details
This is an original 1922 halftone print of the natural plateau that is north of Mount McKinley, which forms one of the United States' National Parks in Alaska. CONDITIONThis 89+... View full product details
This is an original 1959 color print ad for the Exhibition of fine Old Master paintings of the Dutch, Flemish and other schools at the Leonard Koetser Gallery, 13 Duke... View full product details